Ad closing in seconds....

WSB Assen: Sykes takes first pole of 2015

Published: 18 April 2015

Updated: 18 April 2015

The usual suspects crammed the top of the time sheets in Superpole 2 at the beginning and also at the end and it was Tom Sykes (KRT) who put himself on the top pre-race place.

Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Red Devils) was fast out of the box at the beginning, with a 1’35.713, just better than Chaz Davies’ ( Racing Ducati WSB) best time before Superpole.

Jonathan Rea (KRT) slid into the lead with a best time of the weekend for a while - 1’34.920 - until his team-mate Tom Sykes piled in with a 1’34.789 to secure his quarter century of career pole positions.

Davies, with the bit between his teeth after a strong qualifying period, was on schedule to go fastest but ran wide on one corner in sector three and placed fourth, behind Sykes, Rea and Haslam.

Fifth was the local hero Michael van der Mark’s Honda, 0.830 seconds from pole, while Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) made a great recovery from some practice electronics issues to go sixth.

In Superpole 1, Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda) and Leandro Mercado (Barni racing Ducati) made it into Superpole 2, with Guintoli eventually ninth and Mercado tenth.

Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)